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Lyman Briggs

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Lyman Briggs College is an undergraduate, residential college with 39 majors, offering students a solid foundation in biological, physical, mathematical and computational sciences while also exploring the impact of science in society. 
As a residential college, Lyman Briggs provides a close-knit living-learning community for students, with small class sizes and support from faculty, staff, advisers and peers, all within the same building where students live. 
Lyman Briggs has limited space, and students are encouraged to apply early for admission by listing their major as Lyman Briggs College. Students may only apply as a first-year applicant.


Biological Sciences  

Environmental Sciences

Mathematical and Computational Sciences 

Physical Sciences 

Social Sciences 






Graduates from Lyman Briggs College pursue careers in a range of industries, excelling in jobs that demand deep knowledge of the core sciences and humanities.

Alumni work at: 

  • Michigan Department of Natural Resources
  • Motorola
  • Chrysler Corporation
  • Michigan Biotechnology Institute
  • Center for Physiological Disorders

Alumni work as: 

  • Environmental quality analysts 
  • Lab technicians
  • Software engineers
  • Professors and educators
  • Health system researchers
  • Public health professionals
  • Medical doctors

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